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Deadline looms to renew tax credit claims with HMRC

With just days until the July 31 tax credit renewal deadline HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is urging the 5,900 claimants in Amber Valley to renew – or risk having their payments stopped.

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Town hall to commemorate historic visit by suffragette

Town hall to commemorate historic visit by suffragette

Heanor and Loscoe Town Council is to install a plaque at Heanor Town Hall commemorating a historic visit by leading suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst.

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The leader of Derbyshire County Council, Councillor Berry Lewis.

Derbyshire plans to spend extra cash on roads and public transport under proposed new budget

An extra £6m to improve roads and a £3m boost to public transport are among changes being proposed in a revised budget that Derbyshire County Council is considering.

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Britain's Got Talent magician Luca Gallone in Ripley was filming on the streets of Ripley.

Magician tipped as ‘next Dynamo’ films advert in Ripley

A television magician dubbed ‘the next Dynamo’ dazzled shoppers in Ripley last week as he filmed an adver for a regional housing provider.

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VIDEO: Sir Vince Cable urges firms to back £1m Weston Park Cancer Charity 2020 For Business Appeal

Sir Vince Cable took time out of his campaign to become the next Liberal Democrat leader to urge business leaders to back a £1 million appeal boosting world leading cancer services in Sheffield.
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Three Derbyshire constituencies changed hands in last week's general election.

ELECTION 2017: Young and older voters were a potent combination

Three out of 11 constituencies changed hands across Derbyshire last week.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

POLL: Would you like to see Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister?

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn insists he can 'still be Prime Minister' - amid calls for a second General Election.
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Prime Minister Theresa May.

MAY POLL: Should the Prime Minister stand down?

After failing to deliver a Conservative majority in Thursday's General Election, Prime Minister Theresa May is facing calls to resign.
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East Midlands Chamber : 2015 East Midlands International Trade Expo & Conference (E-ITEC) : Photograph by �Lionel Heap 07977 597674.

General Election 2017: Business chief slams ‘yet more uncertainty’ from hung parliament

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire business leaders says the outcome of the General Election means ‘yet more uncertainty’ for the country.

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What is a hung parliament? What happens next? Who will be PM? - Everything you need to know

What is a hung parliament? What happens next? Who will be PM? - Everything you need to know

Britain has a hung parliament, after Labour’s surge in the polls made it impossible for any party to reach the 326 MPs required to achieve an absolute majority in the House of Commons.

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We'll be bringing you live updates on the General Election

General Election 2017 - Live updates, news and reaction

Voters went to the polls yesterday (Thursday) to select the country's new government.
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ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

It’s going to be a long night as the UK goes to the polls for its snap 2017 general election.

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ELECTION 2017: How to get the most out of opinion polls without being led up the garden path

ELECTION 2017: How to get the most out of opinion polls without being led up the garden path

After the polling miss at the 2015 general election, many politicians and journalists loudly declared they would never trust polls again. Two years later, opinion polls have regularly been leading the election news. First they foresaw a Conservative landslide, including a resurgence in Scotland, and more recently they’ve pointed to a shock Labour fightback.

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What are the odds on the election?

What are the odds on the election?

With just hours to go before the polls open we take a look at who the bookies think will be your next MP....

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Election pollsters put their methods to the test – and turnout is the key

Trust in election forecasting is probably as low as it has been since 1948, when political polling suffered possibly its worst ever humiliation. In that year’s US presidential election, the 8-1 underdog Harry Truman defied all predictions to defeat his Republican challenger, Thomas Dewey. “Dewey Defeats Truman” screamed the now-infamous newspaper headline printed before the actual votes were counted.

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COLUMN: People gave their lives for us to be able to vote

COLUMN: People gave their lives for us to be able to vote

Well, here it is, the election no-one expected is upon us and who knows how much our confused and divided country will be changed by June 8?

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Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

What causes terrorism? The combination of the horrendous terrorist attack in Manchester [and now, the attacks on London Bridge] and a British general election inevitably meant that this question would dominate political and media discourses. And so it has. Particular attention has, once again, been drawn to the role of western foreign policy, including that of the UK, as a driver of extremist violence.

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The General Election will take place on Thursday, June 8.

GENERAL ELECTION POLL: Who will you be voting for?

This time next week we’ll know who has won the General Election.

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Iain Duncan Smith tried his hand on a sewing machine during the visit.

Politician praises Alfreton school on campaign stop

A senior Conservative politician has made a whirlwind campaign visit to an Alfreton school and praised its efforts to plug an industry skills gap.

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The candidates standing in Amber Valley. Clockwise, from top left: Kate Smith (Lib Dems); Matt McGuinness (Green Party); Daniel Bamford (Independent); Nigel Mills (Conservative); James Dawson (Labour).

GENERAL ELECTION 2017: Meet the Amber Valley candidates vying for your votes

Voters go to the polls again on June 8 to elect a new government - just two years after the last general election.

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